The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT R is allegedly been discontinued by the carmaker according to an allegedly leaked email.
As reported by Carbuzz that cites a video from Youtube channel Allcarnews which obtained the dealer correspondence, Mercedes-Benz notes hat with the launch of the flagship AMG GT Black Series and the arrival of the AMG GT Stealth Edition, it has decided to discontinue the GT R and will shut orders books for 2021MY vehicles on December 29. We’ve contacted Mercedes regarding the matter and will update this story if they respond.
Mercedes-AMG introduced the GT R at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2016 as the flagship, hardcore variant of the GT. It came outfitted with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 delivering 577 hp (585 PS) at 6,250 rpm and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque at 5,500 rpm, allowing the sports car to sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 198 mph (319 km/h). In 2019, a Roadster variant was introduced.
Compared to the GT S, the GT R sported a bold body kit that was inspired by that of the GT3 race car. It also had a vertical slatted grille, big air intakes, a large rear wing, a double rear diffuser and new lightweight 20-inch forged alloy wheels. Moreover, there was a new three-mode adaptive suspension designed to optimize track performance, the Active Rear-Wheel Steering improved agility and the 9-way adjustable traction control allowed the driver to fine-tune the car’s levels of grip.